‘Ol Blue Eyes Back In London

A new show about the life of Frank Sinatra is ready to hit London’s West End. “The show has the blessing of the Sinatra family; it is described in publicity leaflets as ‘bona fide, 100 per cent Frank’, which sounds a little like a junk food chain trying to convince a recalcitrant public of the purity of its burgers. It is a beefy story, all right; but there is also a slightly cheesy whiff to the proceedings. Ersatz tribute shows such as this have their place, but it is surely not proper theatre?”